Definition of eurytopic in English:


Syllabification: eu·ry·top·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌyərəˈtäpik, yo͝orə-


  • (Of an organism) able to tolerate a wide range of habitats or ecological conditions. Often contrasted with stenotopic.
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    • Also as seen in graptolites, many of the taxa that were common during the Hirnantian were eurytopic species, high-latitude immigrants, or endemic, relict faunas.
    • Such conservatism is usually seen in ecological generalists or eurytopic taxa.
    • Moreover, it is apparent that some taxa were eurytopic whereas others were stenotopic, similar recent ones.

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